Back to school for Boris as he gets to know his patch

Ruis­lip’s new MP meets pupils and helps bake some scones

Harefield Gazette - - NEWS - By Kather­ine Clemen­tine kather­ine.

BORIS John­son went back to school to take part in Ruis­lip High School classes.

The newly-elected MP rocked out on the drums in mu­sic, heard all about the plague in a his­tory class black death de­bate, held com­bust­ing meth­ane bub­bles in science and baked scones in food tech­nol­ogy.

Dr Martina Lecky, head­teacher at Ruis­lip High School, said: “All the stu­dents and staff were de­lighted to meet Boris. His en­thu­si­asm through­out the visit was in­fec­tious. He showed a gen­uine in­ter­est in all the lessons and was brave enough to hold the com­bust­ing meth­ane bub­bles.”

Mr John­son also met stu­dents who had rep­re­sented po­lit­i­cal par­ties in the school’s gen­eral elec­tion and the new Latin teacher and stu­dents who will be the first class to be taught GCSE Latin.

He said: “I was hugely im­pressed with Ruis­lip High’s com­mit­ment to learn­ing and good dis­ci­pline. I en­joyed my visit im­mensely – the head Dr Lecky, her staff and the pupils de­serve great credit for what is be­ing achieved.”

Boris John­son vis­ited Ruis­lip High School on Mon­day, May 18, as part of his vis­its to get to know his new con­stituency. He will also be the guest speaker at the school’s an­nual pre­sen­ta­tion in Novem­ber.

n VISIT:

Boris with pupils Haydn-Rhys Kir­wan, Suak­shi Garg and Anurag Mathur

n HOT STUFF: Left, Boris gets to grips with com­bust­ing meth­ane bub­bles with science teacher Mr Head. Top left with Su­san O’Brien, Dr Martina Lecky and Cllr Dou­glas Mills

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